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MCBC Holdings, Inc. (MCFT) Shares Sold by Sterling Capital Management LLC

Sterling Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of MCBC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCFT) by 5.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 132,250 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,820 shares during the quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC owned about 0.71% of MCBC worth $2,695,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in MCFT. Teachers... 
 

Santander Downgrades Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR) to Underweight

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (NYSE:EBR) was downgraded by Santander from a “hold” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report issued on Friday. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR) opened at $5.36 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras has a 52-week low of $3.49 and a 52-week high of $7.38. A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras stock. Bienville Capital Management LLC bought a new... 
 

Costco Wholesale (COST) Given a $214.00 Price Target by Cowen Analysts

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) received a $214.00 price target from equities research analysts at Cowen in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the retailer’s stock. Cowen’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 11.04% from the stock’s current price. Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on COST. Moffett Nathanson started coverage on Costco Wholesale in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the... 
 

Sterling Capital Management LLC Acquires 3,416 Shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI)

Sterling Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 4.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 81,701 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,416 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Gaming and Leisure Properties were worth $3,014,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.... 
 

First Republic Investment Management Inc. Lowers Holdings in Expedia, Inc. (EXPE)

First Republic Investment Management Inc. lessened its position in shares of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) by 82.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,090 shares of the online travel company’s stock after selling 14,961 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Expedia were worth $445,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold... 
 

Royce & Associates LP Has $5.87 Million Position in The Dixie Group, Inc. (DXYN)

Royce & Associates LP increased its position in The Dixie Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXYN) by 4.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,466,930 shares of the textile maker’s stock after buying an additional 67,819 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned 9.09% of The Dixie Group worth $5,868,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Several other hedge funds and other institutional... 
 

Russell Investments Group Ltd. Has $3.46 Million Position in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (BNCL)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. decreased its position in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) by 9.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 208,542 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 21,688 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.27% of Beneficial Bancorp worth $3,462,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors have also... 
 

CPI Card Group (PMTS) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume

Shares of CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PMTS) (TSE:PNT) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 2,260,200 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 556% from the previous session’s volume of 344,434 shares.The stock last traded at $0.90 and had previously closed at $0.80. Separately, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CPI Card Group from $2.20 to $1.30 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock... 
 

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) Major Shareholder Sells $12,828,000.00 in Stock

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) major shareholder Richard M. Schulze sold 200,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.14, for a total value of $12,828,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 1,732,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $111,122,550. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s... 
 

Wyndham Worldwide Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (WYN)

Wyndham Worldwide Co. (NYSE:WYN) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 15,113 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 4,385% compared to the typical volume of 337 call options. In other Wyndham Worldwide news, Director George Herrera sold 311 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.82, for a total value of $32,910.02. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which... 
 

Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) Downgraded by TheStreet

TheStreet cut shares of Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) from a c- rating to a d rating in a report issued on Thursday. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Jefferies Group set a $42.00 price objective on Intellia Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Leerink Swann boosted their price objective on Intellia Therapeutics from $29.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. They noted that the move... 
 

Gildan Activewear (GIL) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus

Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (TSE:GIL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They presently have a $37.00 price objective on the textile maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price suggests a potential upside of 17.09% from the stock’s current price. A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Gildan Activewear from a “buy” rating to a... 
 

Credit Suisse Group Raises Petrofac (PFC) Price Target to GBX 440

Petrofac (LON:PFC) had its target price lifted by Credit Suisse Group from GBX 435 ($5.85) to GBX 440 ($5.92) in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Several other research firms have also commented on PFC. Societe Generale reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 530 ($7.13) target price on shares of Petrofac in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Goldman Sachs Group increased their target price on shares of Petrofac from GBX 559 ($7.52) to GBX 566 ($7.62) and gave the company... 
 

Q1 2018 Earnings Estimate for Nordic American Tanker Ltd (NAT) Issued By Seaport Global Securities

Nordic American Tanker Ltd (NYSE:NAT) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lowered their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Nordic American Tanker in a report issued on Thursday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Fyhr now anticipates that the shipping company will post earnings per share of $0.03 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.07. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Nordic American Tanker’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.03 EPS. Several other brokerages also recently weighed... 
 

Rolls-Royce (RYCEY) Stock Rating Upgraded by Deutsche Bank

Rolls-Royce (OTCMKTS:RYCEY) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Shares of Rolls-Royce (OTCMKTS:RYCEY) opened at $11.06 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.38. Rolls-Royce has a twelve month low of $7.90 and a twelve month high of $13.10. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised... 
 

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Teijin (TINLY) to Strong-Buy

Teijin (OTCMKTS:TINLY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday. The firm presently has a $25.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 16.23% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Teijin Limited is involved in the manufacture, processing and sale of chemical products. Advanced Fibers & Composites segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale... 
 

Carnival (CCL) Trading -0.6% Higher

Carnival plc (LON:CCL) traded up 0.6% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 4,774 ($64.25) and last traded at GBX 4,749 ($63.92). 388,262 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 49% from the average session volume of 755,919 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,777 ($64.29). A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Morgan Stanley raised Carnival to an “equal weight” rating and raised their price target for the company from GBX 4,700 ($63.26) to GBX 5,100 ($68.64)... 
 

Caseys General Stores Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CASY)

Caseys General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,603 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,904% compared to the average daily volume of 80 call options. In other news, SVP Brian Joseph Johnson sold 1,000 shares of Caseys General Stores stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.01, for a total transaction of $108,010.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior... 
 

Global Blood Therapeutics Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GBT)

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 7,146 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,821% compared to the typical daily volume of 372 put options. GBT has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Oppenheimer set a $53.00 target price on shares of Global Blood Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares... 
 

Morgan Adv Matl (MCRUF) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Morgan Adv Matl (OTCMKTS:MCRUF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $4.50 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, “Morgan Advanced Materials plc provides ceramic materials. It engaged in design and manufacture components for use in ultrasonic Accoustic Doppler Current Profilers technologies for oceanographic, waterway and waste water usage. Morgan Advanced Materials plc is headquartered... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Nordson Put Options (NDSN)

Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 676 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 909% compared to the average daily volume of 67 put options. In other Nordson news, VP James E. Devries sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.01, for a total transaction of $590,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president... 
 

Goldman Sachs Group Raises BAE Systems (BA) Price Target to GBX 775

BAE Systems (LON:BA) had its price objective boosted by Goldman Sachs Group from GBX 774 ($10.42) to GBX 775 ($10.43) in a research report released on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group currently has a conviction-buy rating on the stock. Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Citigroup reiterated a buy rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 670 ($9.02) price objective on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Wednesday,... 
 

Contrasting Tronox (TROX) and PURE Bioscience (PURE)

Tronox (OTCMKTS: TROX) and PURE Bioscience (OTCMKTS:PURE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Tronox and PURE Bioscience’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Tronox N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PURE... 
 

Critical Comparison: Jones Energy (JONE) versus Its Competitors

Jones Energy (NYSE: JONE) is one of 216 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Jones Energy to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation. Profitability This table compares Jones Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Jones Energy -105.90% -0.80% -0.35% Jones... 
 

Critical Analysis: Valassis Communications (VCI) & QuinStreet (QNST)

Valassis Communications (NYSE: VCI) and QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings. Insider & Institutional Ownership 63.8% of QuinStreet shares are held by institutional investors. 24.1% of QuinStreet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds,... 
 

Safestyle Uk (SFE) PT Lowered to GBX 200 at Liberum Capital

Safestyle Uk (LON:SFE) had its price target decreased by Liberum Capital from GBX 227 ($3.06) to GBX 200 ($2.69) in a report published on Wednesday. Liberum Capital currently has a buy rating on the stock. Separately, N+1 Singer raised Safestyle Uk to a hold rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.42) price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Shares of Safestyle Uk (LON SFE) opened at GBX 160 ($2.15) on Wednesday. Safestyle Uk has a 12 month low of GBX 145.25 ($1.95) and a 12 month high of GBX 325 ($4.37). Safestyle Uk (LON:SFE)... 
 

Enbridge Inc (ENB) Short Interest Up 21.0% in November

Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 17,068,961 shares, an increase of 21.0% from the November 15th total of 14,110,237 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,898,819 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.4 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Shares of Enbridge (NYSE ENB) opened at $38.72 on Friday. Enbridge has a 12 month low of $34.39 and a 12 month high of $44.51. The firm... 
 

innogy (IGY) PT Set at €31.80 by Commerzbank

innogy (ETR:IGY) received a €31.80 ($37.86) price objective from investment analysts at Commerzbank in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Commerzbank’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 1.29% from the stock’s current price. Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets set a €35.00 ($41.67) price target on shares of innogy and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on... 
 

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intercept Pharmaceuticals earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.728981361962... 
 

Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) Given a €95.00 Price Target at Nord/LB

Nord/LB set a €95.00 ($113.10) target price on Bayerische Motoren Werke (ETR:BMW) in a research note released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock. BMW has been the topic of a number of other reports. BNP Paribas set a €96.00 ($114.29) price target on shares of Bayerische Motoren Werke and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Deutsche Bank set a €120.00 ($142.86) price target on shares of Bayerische Motoren Werke and gave the company a buy rating in a research... 
 

HeidelbergCement (HEI) PT Set at €84.00 by J P Morgan Chase & Co

J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €84.00 ($100.00) target price on HeidelbergCement (ETR:HEI) in a report published on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a sell rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank set a €98.00 ($116.67) price target on HeidelbergCement and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. DZ Bank reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of HeidelbergCement in a research report on Wednesday,... 
 

Metro (B4B3) Given a €19.00 Price Target at J P Morgan Chase & Co

J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €19.00 ($22.62) target price on Metro (ETR:B4B3) in a research note released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock. A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on B4B3. Sanford C. Bernstein set a €17.00 ($20.24) price target on shares of Metro and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Warburg Research set a €23.80 ($28.33) price target on shares of Metro and gave the company a buy rating in a research report... 
 

Berenberg Bank Analysts Give Delivery Hero (DHER) a €43.00 Price Target

Berenberg Bank set a €43.00 ($51.19) price objective on Delivery Hero (ETR:DHER) in a research report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on DHER. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €54.00 ($64.29) price objective on Delivery Hero and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. UBS set a €27.00 ($32.14) target price on Delivery Hero and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th.... 
 

Graco (GGG) Hits New 1-Year High at $135.47

Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $135.47 and last traded at $130.76, with a volume of 298300 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $131.78. GGG has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. FBR & Co set a $140.00 target price on shares of Graco and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $128.00 target price on... 
 

Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU) Short Interest Down 6.8% in November

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,120,430 shares, a drop of 6.8% from the November 15th total of 2,276,242 shares. Approximately 4.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 402,698 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.3 days. In other Energy Fuels news, Director Dennis Lyle Higgs sold 15,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on... 
 

Adient (ADNT) & Honda Motor (HMC) Head to Head Review

Adient (NYSE: ADNT) and Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings. Dividends Adient pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Honda Motor pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Adient pays out 11.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.... 
 

Scotiabank Increases TRANSAT AT (TRZ) Price Target to C$10.50

TRANSAT AT (TSE:TRZ) had its target price raised by equities research analysts at Scotiabank from C$10.00 to C$10.50 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “sector perform” rating on the stock. TRZ has been the topic of several other research reports. National Bank Financial upped their price target on shares of TRANSAT AT from C$12.00 to C$13.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Desjardins upped their price target on shares of TRANSAT AT from... 
 

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Oxford Industries, Inc. (OXM) Will Post Earnings of $0.94 Per Share

Equities research analysts forecast that Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM) will report $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for Oxford Industries’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.00 and the lowest is $0.87. Oxford Industries posted earnings per share of $0.63 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 49.2%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday,... 
 

Brokerages Set Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) Price Target at $36.69

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirty-three ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have assigned a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.18. A number of brokerages... 
 

Analysts Expect W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.75 Billion

Analysts expect W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) to post sales of $1.75 billion for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for W.R. Berkley’s earnings. W.R. Berkley reported sales of $1.78 billion during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.7%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, January 30th. According to Zacks, analysts expect that W.R. Berkley will report full year sales of $1.75 billion... 
 

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider... 
 

Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) & Its Peers Financial Analysis

Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Alliance Fiber Optic Products to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. Profitability This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return... 
 

Fortress Investment Group (FIG) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.05

News headlines about Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fortress Investment Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the asset manager an... 
 

AxoGen (AXGN) versus Integer (ITGR) Head to Head Comparison

AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) and Integer (NYSE:ITGR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends. Institutional & Insider Ownership 66.0% of AxoGen shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of Integer shares are held by institutional investors. 9.3% of AxoGen shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Integer shares... 
 

Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.38 Billion

Wall Street brokerages expect that Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) will report $1.38 billion in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have made estimates for Patterson Companies’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.36 billion to $1.40 billion. Patterson Companies reported sales of $1.40 billion during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.4%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February... 
 

Brokerages Set Howden Joinery Group Plc (HWDN) PT at $473.40

Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 473.40 ($6.37). Several equities research analysts recently commented on HWDN shares. Canaccord Genuity restated... 
 

Critical Contrast: Informatica (INFA) & Its Competitors

Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) is one of 181 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Informatica to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations. Profitability This table compares Informatica and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Informatica 7.21% 7.17% 4.83% Informatica... 
 

Reviewing GFI Group (GFIG) and KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (KCG)

GFI Group (OTCMKTS: GFIG) and KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (NYSE:KCG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability. Institutional and Insider Ownership 82.4% of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments,... 
 

Big Rock Brewery Inc. (BR) Director Buys C$40,565.00 in Stock

Big Rock Brewery Inc. (TSE:BR) Director Robert George Peters bought 6,100 shares of Big Rock Brewery stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$6.65 per share, for a total transaction of C$40,565.00. Robert George Peters also recently made the following trade(s): On Wednesday, December 13th, Robert George Peters bought 300 shares of Big Rock Brewery stock. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$6.69 per share, for a total transaction of C$2,007.00. Shares of Big Rock Brewery... 
 

Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $100.29. Several research firms recently commented on PII. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Polaris Industries... 
 
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